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"Actor, Agency, Network." Personal relations as structuring elements in the formation of broader networks (Late Antiquity until Early Modern Times) (Brussel, 24 maart 2006)


PROGRAM

Welcome - Prof. Dr. G. Vanthemsche, President History department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)


Morning session - president: Prof. Dr. J. Sigurdsson (University of Oslo)
"Amicitia": medieval "actors", "relationships" and "networks". Introductory reflections on concepts, models and methods.
Dr. W. Ysebaert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Towards a new approach to "friendship" in ancient Rome: the utility of affection.
Dr. K. Verboven (Universiteit Gent)

Communication, réseau, hiérarchie dans la société occidentale du Haut Moyen Âge. Quelques aspects des sociology historique.
Prof. Dr. J.-P. Devroey (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Bandwidth in erudite correspondance networks. Jean-Jacques, Philippe and Jules Chifflet (17th century): from FOAF to ANT.
Dr. M. Jacobs (Director Flemish Centre for the Study of Popular Culture - VCV)


Afternoon session - president: Dr. J. Haseldine (University of Hull)

Manuscripts, scholars, and the transmission of texts in the Carolingian Renaissance: an invisible college?
Prof. Dr. G. Declercq (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Une source trop peu connue de l'histoire des réseaux au Moyen Age: les rouleaux des morts. à propos d'une édition récente.
Prof. Dr. A. Dierkens (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

What is in a network? Patterns of relationship in Byzantine times.
Dr. M. Grünbart (Universität Wien)

The Circle(s) of Manuel Moschopoulos, Schoolmaster, Rhetor, Prisoner. Letters and Scholarly Manuscripts as Network Markers in Early Fourteenth Century Byzantium.
Dr. N. Gaul (Oxford University)